Library Collections and Services Assistant

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Library & IT

Library and Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and information technology departments. Library & Information Technology takes pride in its accomplishments and its important role at Bucknell. Staff members are committed to professionalism, excellence and service through: innovation and creativity; collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; trust and trustworthiness; and communication and transparency.

All Library & Information Technology staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Library Collections and Services Assistant provides crucial support to the Discovery & Access Services team. This position primarily performs interlibrary loan and cataloging work, contributes to the sustainable and smooth daily operations of the department, and ensures that Bucknell’s students, faculty and staff have prompt access to the materials required for their academic success.

Job Duties:

  • Performs copy cataloging and some original cataloging.
  • Manages the cataloging of Bertrand Library’s juvenile collection.
  • Assists with interlibrary lending, including scanning articles and chapters.
  • Manages the library’s materials lifecycle process, including repairing items, deaccessioning items and preparing them for removal from the library.
  • Maintains library holdings with consortial and retention partners, including OCLC, EAST, Project ReShare, and HathiTrust.
  • Other duties as assigned, including digitization, exhibit work, and a variety of interdepartmental roles.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and one year of administrative / office experience.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Basic computer literacy, including library specific and PC applications required.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, comparable experience considered on an individual basis.
  • Demonstrated ability or interest in developing the skills to guide, lead, and develop student employees.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of library protocol and resources.
  • Experience in educational environments.
  • Service-minded creativity in the educational environment.
  • Past supervisory experience.

Work Type: 

This is full-time (40 hours per week), nonexempt staff, benefits-eligible position.  

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:

This is a nonexempt staff position with a hiring range of $17.03-21.29 (NE08).  The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- Fexible scheduling options determined by role. 
- Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options.
- An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions).
- Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for winter break!).
- Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives.
- A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card. 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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